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Visiting Lecturer in French Studies

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: World Languages and Cultures
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites candidates to apply for a one year visiting full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start in the Fall Semester, September 2018. Primary responsibilities are to provide high quality teaching and service to the department. The regular teaching load for this position is 3 or 4 courses per semester as needed; service requirements will be adjusted appropriate to the teaching load in each semester.

Responsibilities will consist of teaching courses at the undergraduate level in language, literature and culture as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in service to the department, college and university as needed and will fulfill any outreach activities, actively participating in continuing efforts to recruit students, including majors and minors in the French program and to improve the department's educational mission. Examples of courses that the candidate will teach include: French 1 through 4 and other undergraduate 3000 and 4000 level culture courses, in French or English, as needed.

Area of specialization is open. The ideal candidate will enhance the student's learning experience by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a student learning-centered environment. Knowledge of second language proficiency assessment and ACTFL standards is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in French/ Francophone Studies in hand
  • Native or near-native command of French and English
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level required at the time of application
  • Ability to work within an articulated program under the current French coordinator
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees, and official copies of graduate transcripts.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications have been received.  

Please include a CV, cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence with your application.  Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. 

 

 

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